Category Archives: Israel

Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel’s Trump moment

Murderer Elor Azaria treated as hero Jonathan Cook says the conviction of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who murdered an unarmed and wounded Palestinian, and the popular reaction to the conviction, speak volumes about the state of Israeli society. Read more [...]

Israel’s running from the law 

Netanyahu vs international law Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection. Read more [...]

UN Security Council resolution on Israeli colonies: Next step, sanctions please

UN Security Council condemns Israeli colonies Stuart Littlewood argues for enforcement of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory but fears a giant step backwards if Donald Trump turns out to be as crazed as Netanyahu. Read more [...]

Israeli police turn violent on peaceful anti-corruption protest

Israeli protest, Petach Tikvah, 24 Dec 2016 Marianne Azizi writes: Israeli police Read more [...]

Remember Naboth: Israel’s “legalising” of the theft of private Palestinian property

Jewish colonist boys play with guns Uri Avnery reminds the mostly religious Jewish settlers stealing private Palestinian property in the West Bank – and the Israeli government, which is passing legislation to “legalise” such theft – of the fate of similar thieves in the Bible. Read more [...]

Israel’s West Bank tourism drive makes Palestinians invisible

I am Palestine Jonathan Cook says Israeli moves to plunder Palestine’s tourism economy is intimately connected to the legalisation of the theft of Palestinian private property and the “creeping annexation” of occupied Palestine. Read more [...]

Jewish State plans to unplug the muezzins 

Lod Church of St George and Mosque Stuart Littlewood writes: Here's Read more [...]

First-ever conference on human rights violations within Israel

Human rights are not optional Marianne Azizi writes: A public Read more [...]

Human Rights Watch and FIFA test Middle East fallout of Trump’s election

Donald Trump in front of the Israeli flag James Dorsey assesses the political significance of a request by Human Rights Watch for the UN Commissioner for Human Rights to include world football body FIFA in a registry of enterprises that do business with Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Read more [...]

Trump may kill Netanyahu with kindness

Trump and Netanyahu Although Trump – for now at least – seems like a dream come true for Israel’s Netanyahu, Jonathan Cook says he could ultimately “turn Israel into a pariah state in Western capitals and leave it exposed strategically”. Read more [...]